Comprehensive MOT Test Centre Information Near Me

Find the nearest MOT Test Centres. Enter your postcode in the search box and we'll find all the MOT Stations near you ordered by distance. In addition to a handy map we will also include booking telephone numbers and, where possible, opening times. If you have a car, van, motor bike, private passenger vehicle or, even, a trike, we'll list all the M.O.S. Test Centers near you.

MOT Test Centre Counties

UK MOT Test Centres in County Of Herefordshire

Dulas
Crossway
Colwall Stone
Bridge Sollers
Chickward
Wigmore
Eardisland
Fownhope
Withington Marsh
Staunton on Wye
Upper Sapey
Eastwood
Putley Green
Dilwyn
Richards Castle
Sutton Lakes
Newton
Winter's Cross
Lyne Down
Upper Hergest
Uphampton
Eaton Bishop
Nash
Comberton
Pen-allt
Lower Wootton
Stony Cross
Wormelow Tump
Cock Gate
Snodhill
Green Lane
Weirend
Hagley
Westhope
Ludstock
Maund Bryan
Downton on the Rock
Evesbatch
Lower Lye
Little Doward
Moorend Cross
Walford
Newtown
Kentchurch
Stoke Prior
Tillington Common
Letton
Burrington
Hamnish Clifford
Acton Green
Wootton
Little Cowarne
Old Gore
Llangarron
Woonton Ash
Bicton
Grafton
Bartestree
Ongar Street
Pembridge
Shirl Heath
Wilson
Ballingham
Millhalf
Stretton Grandison
Shucknall
Wellington Heath
Bishopstone
Ashley Moor
Brockmanton
Buckton
Much Birch
Grittlesend
Little Hill
Eastnor
Beavan's Hill
Howton
Knill
Bradnor Green
Hampton Bishop
Canon Pyon
Burcher
Preston Marsh
Tedstone Wafer
Ebnall
Welshman's Lane
Credenhill
Meer Common
Gorsley
Buckcastle Hill
Lea Line
Monkhide
Ivington
Birchall
Upper Hardwick
Docklow
Moorhampton
Biddlestone
Deerfold
Moreton
Llanrothal
Prior's Frome
Marston
Marlas
Stoke Cross
Whitechurch Maund
Wormsley
Upperton
Cradley
Lawton
Kilpeck
Old Forge
Lower Breinton
Common Bach
Aylton
Birtley
Rodd
Lugwardine
Lucton
Bromyard
Woolhope
Shelwick
Pen-y-Park
Isle of Rhea
Halmond's Frome
Haven
Grantsfield
Elton
Wormbridge
Stapleton
Linley Green
Clifford
Nextend
Adforton
Three Ashes
Michaelchurch Escley
Upton Crews
Brilley Mountain
Hope under Dinmore
Lingen
Little Gorsley
Leominster
Kerne Bridge
Fawley Chapel
Holmer
Nutfield
Claytons
Hyde Ash
Upper Maes-coed
Llanandras and Presteigne
Upper Lyde
Burley Gate
Bagwyllydiart
Sutton St Michael
The Hundred
Lewis Wych
Wyson
Nunnington
Middleton on the Hill
Hereford
Coughton
Luston
Little Merthyr
Brimfieldcross
Ham Green
Huntington
Rhydspence
White Rocks
Tarrington
Norton Canon
Marden
Munsley Green
Upper Marston
Moorcot
Hurstley
Pikestye
Coddington
Titley
Turnastone
Buckholt
Panks Bridge
Brockhampton
Ocle Pychard
Kingswood
Wellington
Bridstow
Bodenham
Weobley Marsh
Ledgemoor
Lower Harpton
Llanwarne
Stowe
Trumpet
Risbury
Bredwardine
Lower Maes-coed
Monkland
Ashperton
Hom Green
Gilfach
Merbach
Thruxton
Pencraig
Vowchurch
Franklands Gate
Poolpardon
Ryeford
Brierley
Calver Hill
Leintwardine
Checkley
Mansel Lacy
Stoke Lacy
Tillington
Upper Town
Glewstone
Pudleston
Upper Hill
Bycross
Phocle Green
Urdimarsh
Allensmore
Byford
Much Marcle
Netherton
Crowmoor
Bacton
Shawl
Ross-on-Wye
Ballsgate Common
Holywell
Pencombe
Clodock
Canon Bridge
Pentre-Jack
Lower Bearwood
Kynaston
Stoke Lane
Garway Hill
Cold Green
Todding
Durlow Common
Norton Wood
Urishay Common
Lower Buckenhill
Upper Breinton
Byton
Wellington Marsh
Stanford Bishop
Mansell Gamage
Perrystone Hill
Barrelhill Green
Mordiford
Aston Crews
Westhide
Lower Broxwood
Hill of Eaton
Stocking
King's Thorn
Winnal
Sellack
Lower Grove Common
Pie Corner
Priory Wood
Staunton on Arrow
Mortimer's Cross
Swainshill
Hawkersland Cross
Steen's Bridge
Sollers Dilwyn
Wharton
Hillhampton
Kilcot
Stockingfield
New Street
Carey
Hill Gate
Crick's Green
Kinnersley
Symonds Yat West
Foy
Hinton
Burmarsh
Much Dewchurch
Callow
Sapey Common
Whitton
Cabal
Leysters
Lower Hardwick
Orcop
Kimbolton
Veldo
Fromes Hill
Almeley Wootton
Pontshill
Weston
Penguithal
Easthampton
Stretton Sugwas
Little Marcle
Woonton
Wolferlow
Logaston
Hatfield
Westbrook
Burghill
Munstone
Headland
Wacton
Westfield
Elms Green
Birley
Bellamore
Dorstone
Yarpole
Strangford
Gorsley Common
Rushock
Litmarsh
Hill-field
Baysham
Kingsland
Bearwood
Rushall
The Parks
Dinedor
Broad Oak
How Caple
St Margarets
Woolhope Cockshoot
Clehonger
Colwall
Falcon
Luntley
Middleton
Bircher
Lower Egleton
Aston Ingham
Cockyard
Pen-pwll-sond
Pipe and Lyde
Hay-on-Wye and Y Gelli Gandryll
Welsh Newton
Little Hereford
Norbridge
Great Malvern
Goodrich
Brampton Bryan
Nokelane Head
Peterchurch
Sallys
High Lane
Longtown
Hoarwithy
Tyberton
Linton
Sollers Hope
Harewood End
Great Brampton
Hope Mansell
Marlbrook
Aston
Crumpton Hill
Storridge
Brobury
Upper Grove Common
Ledbury
Edwyn Ralph
Lower Green
Kivernoll
The Vauld
Auberrow
Combe Moor
King's Pyon
King's Caple
Lower Town
Upper Egleton
Almeley
Upper Dormington
Park Gate
Sutton Marsh
Byford Common
Pixley
Weobley
Weston Beggard
Fiddler's Green
Ridge Hill
Withington
Lyonshall
Winforton
Arrow Green
Bosbury
Waller's Green
Crocker's Ash
Leinthall Starkes
Wayend Street
Meadow Green
Ruxton Green
Wetmore
Burford
Kinton
Upper Kinsham
Garway
The Bage
Pontshill Marsh
Bromsash
Leinthall Earls
Holme Lacy
Madley
Preston Wynne
Woods Eaves
Cobhall Common
Staplow
Little Birch
Ailscroft
Llancloudy
Ryelands
Aulden
Lyde Cross
Vowchurch Common
Eaton
Eardisley
Holme Marsh
Lulham
Lower Kinsham
Little Common
Loxter
Bullinghope
Wilton
Stansbatch
Bush Bank
Dormington
Moreton Jeffries
Breinton Common
Little Tarrington
Stockton
West Lydiatt
King's Acre
Moreton on Lugg
Upper Wellington
Even Pits
Blakemere
Greenhill
Symonds Yat East
Knapton Green
Bolstone
Trolway
Brinsop
Upper Lye
Bredward
Sandyway
Crozen
Whitney-on-Wye
Gosford
Venn's Green
Rowlestone
Abbey Dore
Brookfield
Foxley
Ewyas Harold
Lower Welson
Preston on Wye
Twyford Common
Whitbourne
Peterstow
Welsh Newton Common
Kington
Whyle
St Weonards
Elton's Marsh
Didley
Bailey Lane End
The Leys
Little Dewchurch
Goodrich Cross
Kenchester
Ford
Tedstone Delamere
Orleton
Hardwicke
Rowland's Green
Wood End
Monnington on Wye
Rodd Hurst
Shenmore
Shobdon
Much Cowarne
Humber
Pipe Aston
Orcop Hill and Cole's Tump
Parkway
Munderfield Row
Ridgeway Cross
Mahollam
The Broad
Michaelchurch
Willersley
Sugwas Pool
Tidnor
Kerry's Gate
Acton Beauchamp
Yarsop
Munderfield Stocks
Woodbrook
Marlow
Felton
Walterstone Common
Dukes
Evendine
Nupton
Grendon Green
Perton
Coldharbour
Thornbury
Yazor
Sutton St Nicholas
Cobnash
Aymestrey
Brick End
Combe
Brimfield
Stagbatch
Putley
Walterstone
Whitchurch
Bradlow
Westmoor
Eyton
St Owen's Cross
Llangrove
Bishops Frome
Munsley
Collington
Portway
Adley Moor
Kingstone
Lea
Bredenbury
Stoke Edith
Trewen
Moccas
Canon Frome
Stretford
Brampton Abbotts
Fromington
Crow Hill
Ashton
Lower Hergest
The Forge
Donnington
Upton Bishop
Yatton
Llanveynoe
Yarkhill
Green Crize
Tretire
Putley Common
White Stone
Little Garway
Bromyard Downs
Little Brampton
Sarnesfield
Howle Hill
Orleton Common
Eau Withington
Pontrilas
Mathon

When to get an MOT

The MOT test is designed to check that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards defined by the Department for Transport.

The rules that determine when you need to MOT your vehicle depend on the type of vehicle you have and what you use it for. These rules are grouped into Classes which currently include 1, 2, 3, 4, 4a, 5, 5a and 7. Broardly speaking you need to MOT your vehicle on;

  • the third anniversary of its registration
  • the anniversary of its last MOT, if it's over 3 years old
The exception to this is vehicles that are categorised as Class 4, 5 and 5a which need to be MOT tested every 12 months.

Driving a vehicle without an MOT can attract a fine of up to £1,000

Expired MOT certificate

It is not acceptable to drive a vehicle if its MOT has certificate expired. Doing so can result in a prosecution. Exceptions to this rule are;

  • to or from somewhere to be repaired,
  • to a pre-arranged MOT test1.

1A pre-arranged MOT test is one that has been arranged in advance. If you are stopped on the way to a drop in MOT test centre without an appointment you may not qualify for an exemption.

MOT renewal

An MOT lasts for a calendar year. The MOT expiration date is printed on the MOT pass certificate.

It is important to ensure your vehicle's MOT test certificate is renewed before the MOT test due date. This is can be done as early as a month minus 1 day before the expiration of the current certificate or anniversary of the registration of the vehicle. It is acceptable to get a new MOT test certificate at any time, however, the start date of the certificate will change if the renewal date is more than a month minus a day before the expiration of the current certificate.

MOT Test Fees and Class Descriptions

The Department for Transport has specified maximum fees that MOT test centres can charge. These are broken down by the Class of the vehicle as this roughly equates to the amount of effort required by the MOT Test Centre to carry out the test. The following table explains the Classes and associated costs.

ClassVehicle TypeAge before
MOT (years)
Maximum
Fee
1Motorcycle (engine size up to 200cc)3£ 29.65
1Motorcycle with sidecar (engine size up to 200cc)3£ 37.80
2Motorcycle (engine size over 200cc)3£ 29.65
2Motorcycle with sidecar (engine size over 200cc)3£ 37.80
33-wheeled vehicles (up to 450kg unladen weight)3£ 37.80
43-wheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)3£ 54.85
4Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)3£ 54.85
4Motor caravans3£ 54.85
4Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw)3£ 54.85
4Dual purpose vehicles3£ 54.85
4Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)3£ 54.85
4Ambulances and taxis1£ 54.85
4Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)1£ 57.30
4Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)3£ 54.85
4aClass 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation check£ 64.00
5Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats)1£ 59.55
5Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats)1£ 80.65
5Playbuses1£ 80.65
5aClass 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check£ 80.50
5aClass 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check£ 124.50
7Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight)3£ 58.60

Test Failures and Retests

If your vehicle has failed its MOT Test you may qualify for a free or reduced retest.

If the MOT Test Centre carries out the repair then ordinarily they would retest the vehicle at a reduced cost or no cost at all, depending on the nature of the work and the time between the two MOT tests.

If you decide to take your vehicle away for repair you will need to ensure that your vehicle's current certificate is still valid. If your certificate is no longer valid then you will only be able to take your vehicle to a repair agent to get the defects corrected and to an MOT Test Centre with a pre-arranged MOT test appointment. You will not be able to take your vehicle to any other location.

If you have taken your vehicle away for repair and manage to return it to the same test centre before the end of the next working day for a retest, the MOT Test Centre will not charge for the partial retest, assuming the repair is one or more of the following items;

  • access panels
  • battery
  • bonnet
  • bootlid
  • brake pedal antislip
  • break glass hammer (class 5 vehicles only)
  • doors (including hinges, catches and pillars)
  • door open warning device (class 5 vehicles only)
  • dropsides
  • electrical wiring
  • emergency exits and signs (class 5 vehicles only)
  • entrance door remote control (class 5 vehicles only)
  • entrance/exit steps (class 5 vehicles only)
  • fuel filler cap
  • headlamp cleaning or levelling devices (that doesn’t need a headlamp aim check)
  • horn
  • lamps (excluding headlamp aim)
  • loading door
  • main beam 'tell-tale'
  • mirrors
  • rear reflectors
  • registration plates
  • seatbelts (but not anchorages), seatbelt load limiter and seatbelt pre-tensioner
  • seats
  • sharp edges or projections
  • stairs (class 5 vehicles only)
  • steering wheel
  • tailboard
  • tailgate
  • trailer electrical sockets
  • towbars (excluding body around anchorage points)
  • tyre pressure monitoring system
  • vehicle identification number (VIN)
  • windscreen glass, wipers and washers
  • wheels and tyres (excluding motorcycles and motorcycles with sidecar)
If the repair is for another fault or you do not get your vehicle back within the time period then you are eligible for a charge.

If you return your vehicle, after a repair, within 10 working days of the original test then the MOT Test Centre can complete a partial test which may be free or at a reduce charge. If it is not within this period then the MOT Text Centre will need to carry out a full test for which a full charge can be made.

Booking an MOT

MOT Test Centres offer a variety of methods for booking your vehicle in for a test. The primary means of booking is by phone. Our website offers a handy click to call facility if you are using a compatible device saving the need to save or write the number down. It is also worth noting that many sites now have online booking capabilities making it quick and easy for you to book your car in for a test.

MOT Test Centre maximum fees are controlled. Familiarise yourself with the Class of your vehicle and ensure that the MOT Test Centre does not charge you more than the maximum fee specified.

How does the MOT Test work?

An MOT test is an annual check of qualifying vehicles by an approved agent of items the Department of Transport has deemed essential for the safe operation of the vehicle on the public highway. Checks vary by vehicle category but all include essential items like headlights, seatbelt and tyres.

The MOT Test is designed to ensure the vehicle meets road safety and emission standards as defined by the Department for Transport. The test ensures your vehicle is in appropriate condition for use on the road. The MOT Test focuses on elements of the vehicle that ensure the safety of the driver, passengers and other road users. The Test does not concern itself with the condition of the vehicle's engine or gearbox, for example, but does focus on items such as seat belts, breaks and lights. For a full guide please read the MOT Inspection Manual.

Whilst the MOT Test is being performed you are allowed to view the Test from the MOT Public viewing area. You are not, however, allowed to interact with the Tester during the course of their duties.

MOT Test Completion

When the MOT Tester has completed the inspection you will be issued with a certificate. This can be an MOT Certificate, if the vehicle has passed, or a refusal of an MOT Test Certificate. In either case the outcome, along with the vehicles odometer reading will be recorded in the MOT test database, which is a national register.

If the vehicle has passed the MOT Test the MOT Certificate will be issued with, amoungst other things, the epiration date of the Certificate. You will need to repeat this process again before this date.

If the vehicle has NOT passed the MOT Test the refusal of an MOT Test Certificate will be issued which contains the reasons why the vehicle failed the test. If you decide to take the vehicle away for repair then please ensure you have familiarised yourself with the rules related to retesting your vehicle, especially if your MOT Test Certificate has expired.

If you feel you vehicle has been incorrectly failed then you may lodge an appeal with the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) by calling them on 0300 123 9000 week days between 7:30am to 6pm. You should also contact them if you think your MOT Test Certificate is not geniune or if you think your vehicle has passed when it shouldn't have.

Driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition can attract a fine of up to £2,000, a driving ban and 3 penalty points
Information on this site is correct at time of publication. We assume no responsibility for any incorrect data, ommissions or errors.
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